Attack Targets a Mosque in Afghanistan
A week after a terrorist suicide attack targeted a mosque in Kunduz, an explosion hit a mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday.
At least 46 people were killed and 200 wounded when an explosion hit a mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, a doctor told AFP.
"So far seven dead and 13 wounded have been brought to our hospital," the medic in the southern city's central hospital said.
On October 8, a suicide bomber blew up in a mosque in Kunduz province, northeastern Afghanistan. The act of terror killed and wounded over 100 people during Friday prayers, according to a UN agency.
Official sources had announced that the number of martyrs of the Kunduz mosque bombing rose to 46, while unofficial sources spoke of 60 martyrs and 143 wounded.
Hezbollah condemned the terrorist bombing that targeted worshipers in the Khan Abad mosque during Friday prayers.
In a statement, the movement called on "religious authorities throughout the Islamic world to take a firm stand against these takfiri groups, and to isolate them."
Responsible authorities in Afghanistan were called on to punish the killers and take maximum measures to prevent the recurrence of such tragic massacres.
On Saturday, the Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei described the explosion as a "bitter and painful attack".
In a statement, Khamenei added that "We expect Afghan officials to punish the perpetrators of this major crime and prevent its recurrence."
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif condemned the suicide bombing attack and affirmed its rejection of all acts of violence and terrorism targeting places of worship, stressing that such "deviants" have nothing to do with true religion to the extent that they became devoid of any human values, and thus deliberately tried to "distort the image of religion."